Year-round community events help make Minneapolis vibrant for everyone! Help is needed at events such as holiday parties, 5K fun runs, neighborhood festivals, the Kite FestivalEarth Day, the Minneapolis Bike Tour and more.

Lake Harriet Kite Fest Volunteers Needed!

Event Site Volunteer Positions

  • Event Set-up - Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 3
    • Shift time: 10 AM-12:00 PM
    • Volunteers will assist with setting up tents, banners, tables and supplies in preparation for the event. Volunteers must be 16 or older and be able to lift 30lbs. Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them.
  • Kite Marshall- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 2 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
    • Help keep the kite flying area clear and warn participants of large kites landing. Assist the Kite Society and Mr. Kite as needed
  • Ice Fishing Volunteer- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 1 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
    • Help participants enjoy ice fishing, helping to bait hooks, warn participants of pre-drilled holes and sharing tips and trips. General knowledge of ice fishing and Lake Harriet area required (for providing fishing assistance).
  • Snowshoe Volunteer- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 2 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
    • Help participants get fitted for snow shoes, warn participants of pre-drilled ice fishing holes. General knowledge of snow shoeing a plus (for providing assistance with fitting).
  • Parking Attendant - Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 2 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2PM and 2PM-4PM
    • Volunteers will assist with traffic flow and drop-off in the Lake Harriet parking lots and will direct participants to the check-in and kite sales area. This position also acts as the Welcome Committee to the event so friendly and outgoing personalities are encouraged.
  • Firepits- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 2 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
    • Volunteers will assist with roasting marshmallows and ensure safety around the fire.
  • Kite Festival Information Booth- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 1 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 12 PM -2 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
    • Volunteers will staff the information booth, answer questions and direct participants to desired areas. General knowledge of event offerings and Lake Harriet area a plus (for giving out directions).
  • Go To Crew- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 2 (per shift)
    • Shift time: 10AM -12 PM and 12 PM – 2 PM
    • Be part of our crew of fabulous volunteers who are able to fill in the gaps and help us out in a pinch. This crew will stay at Lake Harriet and will assist in a variety of capacities. Perfect for those people who like spontaneity and excitement.
  • Event Breakdown- Saturday, January 26 at Lake Harriet
    • Positions Available: 4
    • Shift time: 4 PM -6 PM
    • Volunteers will assist with breaking down tents, taking down banners and signage and collecting tables, chairs and barricades for pickup. Volunteers must be able to lift 30lbs.

If interested, contact Erica Chua at echua@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6479.